Job Description

Turf Tech

Requisition IDreq6725
Working TitleTurf Tech
Position Grade03
Position Summary

UNM’s Facilities Management has a great opportunity for highly motivated individuals to join our team in the Grounds & Landscaping division; we are currently seeking to fill three (3) Turf Tech positions. The qualified candidate will irrigate, mow, rake, trim, and seed lawns. He/she will also be responsible for applying fertilizer, prepare areas for new turf and operate various grounds equipment.

Facilities Management is responsible for the care and upkeep of the physical campus environment that covers 680 acres of land. For more information about Grounds & Landscaping division visit:

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 6 months of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience operating various equipment such: riding mowers, sprayers, aerators, and/or small tractors.
  • Advance knowledge of grounds maintenance and turf equipment operations.
  • Advance knowledge of proper preparation of areas for new turf and/or seed.
  • Experience with snow and ice removal operations.
  • Current NMAD Pesticide Licensure.
Additional RequirementsPlease include ALL previous relevant work experience on your application (DO NOT limit it to your most recent employers); Under application history include how many hours worked per week. e.g. 40 for full-time, 20 for part-time.
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentFM Grounds (821C0)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$9.00 - $12.05 Hourly
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check Required
For Best Consideration Date10/18/2018
Application InstructionsPlease attach Resume, Cover letter, and Reference list for three (3) prior supervisors and their contact information.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Application Instructions

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